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Beef Meatball Recipe Using ENU Pro3+ Nutritional Powder
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serving Size: 4 – 1.5 oz meatballs, serves about 15
- 2 tablespoons Extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 cup onion, 1/4-inch dice
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 2 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped
- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1.5 pounds ground beef (may also use a combination of pork and beef)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup grated Parmigiano
- 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 30 scoops ENU PRO3+
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Warm olive oil in large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and season with salt, cook for about 5 to 7 minutes. The onions should be very soft and aromatic but have no color. Add the garlic and the crushed red pepper and sauté for another 1 to 2 minutes. Turn off heat and allow to cool.
- In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients: ground beef, eggs, Parmigiano, parsley and bread crumbs. Mix well using hands.
- Add the onion mixture and season with salt and pepper. Mix well using hands.
- Test the seasoning of the mix by making a mini meatball and cooking it over the stove. Adjust seasonings (salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper) as desired.
- Use a measured scoop to measure 1.5 ounce meatballs. Shape into round balls using the palms of your hands.
- Place on sheet pan 1/2 inch apart and bake for 12 minutes or until internal temperature of 165 degrees is reached.
Turn-Out & Storage
Serve alongside your favorite sauce. May be held under refrigeration for 3-5 days.
Nutrition Analysis (per serving)
- 244 calories
- 15g fat
- 16g protein
- 16g carbohydrate
- 721mg sodium
Recipe prepared by Zachari Breeding, MS, RDN, CSO, LDN, FAND
Zachari is a professional chef and clinical dietitian in Philadelphia and recently received his certified specialization in oncology nutrition. Zach is a contributing author to Food and Nutrition Magazine and the Stone Soup blog. In addition, he is the President of a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to those living with cystic fibrosis and the Owner of Sage Nutritious Solutions, a personal catering/nutrition business. For more information about Zach, visit his website www.the-sage.org.